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roundworm

 [round´werm]
any member of the class nematoda, somewhat resembling common earthworms in appearance; many are found as parasites in humans or other animals. Those most frequently infecting humans include Ascaris lumbricoides (see ascariasis); Enterobius vermicularis (the pinworm; see enterobiasis); the hookworm (see hookworm disease); the filaria (see filariasis); and the trichina (see trichinosis).

round·worm

(rownd'wŏrm),
A nematode member of the phylum Nematoda, commonly confined to the parasitic forms.

roundworm

/round·worm/ (round´werm) any worm of the class Nematoda; a nematode.

roundworm

(round′wûrm′)
n.

roundworm

any worm of the class Nematoda, including Ancylostoma duodenale, Ascaris lumbricoides, Enterobius vermicularis, and Strongyloides stercoralis.
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Roundworms attached to the intestinal mucosa

round·worm

(rownd'wŏrm)
A nematode member of the phylum Nematoda, commonly confined to the parasitic forms.

Roundworm

Any round-bodied unsegmented worm as distinguished from a flatworm. Also called a nematode, they look similar to the common earthworm.
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round·worm

(rownd'wŏrm)
A nematode member of the phylum Nematoda.

roundworm,

n a worm of the class Nematoda, including
A. duodenale, A. lumbricoides, E. vermicularis, and
S. stercoralis, that may infect the gastrointestinal tract of humans.

roundworm

any of the parasitic, unsegmented, cylindrical in cross-section, elongated in shape, nematode worms which invade principally the gastrointestinal tract. Almost any organ can be involved. Comprises the class Nematoda and its large number of genera.
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The drugs currently available for roundworms are very effective and relatively safe.
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The roundworm is commonly used in research because many of its genetic pathways are similar to those of humans.
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Princeton University biologist Coleen Murphy and her colleagues study aging in the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans.
The Moredun Research Institute will use the EU grant to look at vaccines used against parasitic diseases such as roundworm, tapeworm and fluke, as part of a consortium including 11 European groups, three from South America plus organisations from Africa, Asia and Australia.
When roundworm eggs are shed in the feces of infected dogs they aren't infective, but require days to weeks in soil to mature to the infective stages.